Vladimir Cebotari

Vladimir Cebotari
Vladimir Cebotari in October 2019 (3).jpg
Minister of Justice
In office
30 July 2015 – 21 December 2017
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Igor Dodon
Prime MinisterValeriu Streleț
Pavel Filip
Preceded byVladimir Grosu
Succeeded byAlexandru Tănase
Personal details
Born (1980-11-07) November 7, 1980 (age 39)
Political partyDemocratic Party of Moldova

Vladimir Cebotari (born on November 7, 1980, Sadaclia, Basarabeasca) is a Moldovan expert in jurist and politician, who since July 30, 2015, is the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova in the Streleț Cabinet.[1] Previously, he was Deputy Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (Moldova) from June 2013 to April 2015, and then, general director of the State Enterprise "Calea Ferată din Moldova" in April-July 2015.[2]


Vladimir Cebotari was born on November 7, 1980 in the Sadaclia village, Basarabeasca rayon, of the Moldavian SSR, USSR.


In 1987-1996 he attended the general public in Chiperceni commune of the Orhei rayon, and in 1996-1998 he attended the general public no. 2 of Orhei. In 1998 he passed the Baccalaureate exams at "Gheorghe Asachi" High School in Chisinau and was admitted as a student at the Faculty of Law, Specialty of Economic Law of the Free International University of Moldova, which graduated from in 2003.

Training Courses:

  • 2004 - Customer defense techniques in the court disputes, by William Hunt and Gillian More (Lecturers at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy of United States of America) with American Bar Association support – Central European and Euroasian Law Initiative.
  • 2006 - English Law for International Lawyers, Euromoney Legal Training, Praga, Cehia
  • 2011 - Executive Master of Business Administration, Newport University, S.U.A. (lessons held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Republica Moldova)
  • 2012 - MSc Air Transport Management, London City University[3], London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (not finished)


Professional activity

In 2003-2005 he worked as a legal advisor (for civil and commercial cases) at the Solomon Associate Lawyers’ Office in Chisinau. In August 2005-November 2005 he was the senior consultant at the information-analytical department of the President of the Republic of Moldova. From 2006 to 2011 he was employed as the Secretary of the Administration Council of SCA"Air Moldova" and the director of the Legal Department (at the same company). In September 2008-September 2009, he was the adviser to the General Director of the Transport Agency for Transport and Air Transport Coordination of the National Transport Priority Projects. From 2008-2010 he was the chairman of the Board of Directors of S.A. "North Railway Station".

From December 2011 to June 2013, Cebotari was the director of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova.

From January 2014 to July 2014, he was the chairman of the Management Board of the S.I. "MoldATSA".[4]

From April 2015-July 2015, he was General Manager of the State Enterprise "Moldovan Railways"

Political Carrier

From June 2013 by April 2015 he was the Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure.

From July 30, 2015 by December 20, 2017[5] he was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova within the Strelet's Government.[1] He was proposed for this position by the Democratic Party of Moldova.[6]

In April 2017, he was elected as the deputy chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova.[7]

At the Parliamentary elections on 24 February 2019, he was elected as the MP (at the national constituency level) in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.

On September 19, 2019, the Parliament voted to lift the parliamentary immunity of the MP Vladimir Cebotari, following the request of the interim general prosecutor, Dumitru Robu. The interim general prosecutor has stated that "in 2013, Vladimir Cebotari has acted in the interest of an organized criminal group, that contributed directly to the privatization of the Chișinău International Airport, by an organization affiliated to this criminal group".[8] The parliamentary immunity was lifted in the same day when Vladimir Cebotari entered the electoral race for the position of the Mayor of the Chișinău Municipality.[9] Vladimir Cebotari said that the Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrei Năstase, has coordinated the actions carried out by the Prosecutor Office against him, in order to decrease his chances to be elected as a mayor of the Chișinău Municipality.[10]

Private life

Vladimir Cebotari is married and has two children.


  1. ^ a b Prim-ministrul Valeriu Streleț și membrii Cabinetului de miniștri au depus astăzi jurământul
  2. ^ A fost desemnat noul director al ÎS „Calea Ferată a Moldovei”
  3. ^ "Air Transport Management MSc Course", City, University of London, retrieved July 14, 2019
  4. ^ Vladimir Cebotari — Ministrul Justiției (CV)
  5. ^ Iurii Botnarenco (December 20, 2017), "Vladimir Cebotari şi-a depus demisia din funcţia de ministru al Justiţiei", Adevărul, retrieved July 14, 2019
  6. ^ INFOGRAFIC. Componența finală a Guvernului Streleț
  7. ^ "Vladimir Cebotari, nr.8 pe lista PDM: afacerea Fly One, afilieri cu concesionarea Aeroportului Chișinău și contracte dubioase la Calea Ferată", Investigatii.md/ro/investigatii/integritate/vladimir-cebotari-nr8-pe-lista-pdm-afacerea-fly-one-afilieri-cu-concesionarea-aeroportului-chisinau-si-contracte-dubioase-la-calea-ferata, retrieved July 14, 2019
  8. ^ "Ultima oră: Vladimir Cebotari a rămas fără imunitate parlamentară", UNIMEDIA, retrieved September 19, 2019
  9. ^ "/VIDEO/ Candidatul PDM la șefia capitalei, Vladimir Cebotari, s-a înscris în cursa electorală", Tv8.md/2019/09/19/video-candidatul-pdm-la-sefia-capitalei-vladimir-cebotari-s-a-inscris-in-cursa-electorala/, retrieved September 19, 2019
  10. ^ "Primul deputat PDM, lăsat fără imunitate parlamentară. Vlaidimir Cebotari, cercetat în dosarul concesionării AIC", JurnalTV.md, retrieved September 19, 2019

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